Waitangi Day in Christchurch and Canterbury – Wednesday 6 February 2019

Kia ora koutou. Find out about 2019 Waitangi Day celebrations and events in Ōtautahi. BEFORE WAITANGI DAY - FRIDAY 1 FEBUARY Te Kerēme, a Ngāi Tahu perspective: A Waitangi presentation. Waruwarutū / Ngā Pounamu Māori, Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga. Friday 1 February, 6pm to 7pm Waitangi Day is the commemoration of the birth…
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Michael J Fox and Peter Jackson on the Frighteners set: Picturing Canterbury

Michael J. Fox and Peter Jackson on the set of The Frighteners in London St, Lyttelton, Christchurch. The Lyttelton Post Office (now part of Lyttelton Library and Customer Services) is seen in the background, but was turned into Bistro Sundown for the movie. Also pictured, standing next to Jackson is Kiwi cinematographer, Alun Bollinger. May…
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Model of a whale on a forklift truck: Picturing Canterbury

Model of a whale on a forklift truck. Circa 1990s. Neil Chandler, workshop technician, stood underneath a large model of a humpback whale in the carpark at Science Alive, Moorhouse Avenue. Do you have any photographs of Science Alive, Moorhouse Avenue? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several…
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Podcast – Making charity dollars count

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. What is the relationship between charities and funding? This episode's guests come at this question from different perspectives: Bridget Frame analyses government grant donations, and Catherine Low (Effective Altruism New…
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